Every Sunday, we share 21 Fantasy Rambles from our writers at DobberHockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week’s 'Daily Ramblings'.
Writers/Editors: Ian Gooding, Michael Clifford, Alexander MacLean, and Dobber
1. If you play in a head-to-head league, your fantasy playoffs are probably well underway. So which players are decent options for that end-of-week push? The answer is just about anyone. It depends on what you need. Maybe it’s the obvious goals and assists, or something more unique such as faceoffs or blocked shots.
You can find articles that will help you plan ahead to next week with Thursday’s Ramblings by Mike Clifford and Friday's Looking Ahead by Andrew Santillo. If you have daily transactions, the key is to maximize games played, so if you can find an option that is similarly ranked to someone else on your roster, don’t hesitate to make the move. And don’t forget to check Goalie Post for the latest starting goalies. (apr9)
2. Bo Horvat is the first Canuck to reach 30 goals this season, which is also a career high for him.
If you’re in a faceoffs league, Horvat most notably came through in a huge way with 17 of 17 faceoffs won last Thursday. That was tied for the second-most faceoff wins with a 100% success rate since the stat was first tracked in 2000. Entering Friday, only Patrice Bergeron had won more faceoffs than Horvat (812 FOW) this season, and only Leon Draisaitl had taken more faceoffs than Horvat (1417 FO) this season. (apr9)
3. Hopefully you didn’t sell low on Elias Pettersson. He’s coming through during the fantasy playoffs with seven points over his last three games – maybe motivated by new GM Patrik Allvin’s recent comment that the Canucks don’t have any superstars. Since mid-January, Petey has 39 points over his last 34 games. With at least three shots in each of his last five games, his wrist is fine. (apr9)
4. Would you like to find a first-line center on your league’s waiver wire? Travis Boyd is probably available. Boyd has been on the Coyotes top line with Nick Schmaltz. Boyd has three points in his last six games. Again, a very deep league option, but I know a few of you reading this play in some incredibly massive formats. (apr9)
5. Mike Smith is finding his game at the right time. Prior to Saturday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Avs, the Oilers had won six games in a row, and Smith had won four of them himself. His last three wins have also been quality starts in which he has allow